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Stephen IV - (767-772)

Saint Biography

Born c. 720 in Sicily, Stephen III/IV was elected pope in 768 through the influence of the notary Christopher. He was opposed by the antipope Constantine II, who was the brother of Duke Toto of Nepi and who was blinded and ... Read More

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(816-17)

Date of birth unknown; died 24 Jan., 817. Stephen, the son of Marinus, was of the same noble Roman family which gave two other popes to the Church. During his youth he had been patronized by Hadrian I and Leo III, the latter of whom had ordained ... Read More


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Reading 1, Jeremiah 20:7-9
You have seduced me, Yahweh, and I have let myself be seduced; ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9
Thus I have gazed on you in the sanctuary, seeing your power ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 16:21-27
From then onwards Jesus began to make it clear to his disciples ... Read More

Reading 2, Romans 12:1-2
I urge you, then, brothers, remembering the mercies of God, to ... Read More

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St. Raymond Nonnatus
August 31: Raymond was born at Portella, Catalonia, Spain. He was ... Read More